Rainshadow Organics is a full-diet farm with dozens of varieties of certified organic vegetables, herbs, berries, flowers, pork, chicken, eggs, turkey, beef, and grains on 200 acres. We are located 15 miles northeast of Sisters and 10 miles west of Terrebonne in Central Oregon. The farm is family owned and operated and we have been here since the early 1970’s. Sarahlee Lawrence grew up on the land and started Rainshadow in 2010.
All of the crops we grow are distributed within 50 miles of the farm through CSA programs, local restaurants and grocery stores, farmer’s markets, and our own Farm Store which opened in 2017. We are proud to provide our community with locally grown food that is good for the people and our land.
In a land of zero frost free days and searing heat we can’t wait for you to behold the fruits of our bounty. We raise heirloom vegetables and heritage breeds that are adapted to our harsh high desert climate, but we also have a passive four-season greenhouse for winter and early starts and twelve larger season-extending hoop houses or high tunnels. We are certified organic and use only sustainable practices, no chemical pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides.
Our soil fertility is built with our composted horse manure. We also employ our chickens and an army of worms who supply castings for worm tea that we inject into our irrigation system. We foster an intricate ecosystem with companion planting, nutrient cycles, flowers, bees, riparian areas, crop rotation, and undisturbed native desert. We pride ourselves on looping our nutrients and resources into our community and back to our land.